Psychotic traits in comedians.

  title={Psychotic traits in comedians.},
  author={Victoria Ando and Gordon Claridge and Ken Clark},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
BACKGROUND The popular belief that creativity is associated with madness has increasingly become the focus of research for many psychologists and psychiatrists. However, despite being prime examples of creative thinking, comedy and humour have been largely neglected. AIMS To test the hypothesis that comedians would resemble other creative individuals in showing a higher level of psychotic characteristics related to both schizophrenia and manic depression. METHOD A group of comedians (n… CONTINUE READING
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